App Privacy

Apps Alliance and Intuit Announce Open Source Code for Mobile App Privacy Notifications

Apps Alliance member Intuit announced that it will provide developers with open source software code to implement at-a-glance mobile app privacy notices. The code enables developers to incorporate “privacy screens,” or simple notifications of what data the app is collecting and with whom it is shared. 

App Developers Alliance Applauds McCaskill Demand Letter Transparency Bill

The App Developers Alliance praised legislation introduced by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to curb abusive patent troll demand letters. The measure aims to help startups and small businesses facing patent troll threats by requiring more information and transparency in the demand letters they receive.    

Small Inventors Support the Innovation Act

Members of the Application Developers Alliance sent a clear message to Congress: App developers are innovators, and they support the Innovation Act. In the message to House members, seven Alliance members explained why startups and small business innovators need strong patent reform, refuting the argument that small inventors oppose the Innovation Act.

App Developers, Publishers, Consumer Advocates Support Mobile App Privacy Model

U.S. government-hosted talks on mobile app privacy concluded when leading consumer privacy advocates and mobile app industry stakeholders joined in support for a voluntary model for how apps communicate what information about consumers the apps are collecting and with what types of third parties, if any, that consumers’ data is shared.  

Application Developers Alliance Holds San Francisco Privacy Summit

San Francisco, CA (April 8, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance holds the first in its series of Developer Patent Summits on Tuesday, April 9, in San Francisco. The event, which will be held at RocketSpace, is the first in a fifteen-city tour that will convene app developers, entrepreneurs, patent experts, and policymakers to discuss software patent challenges, trolls, and ideas for reform. The series is sponsored nationally by Rackspace and Careers 2.0 by Stack Overflow.  

Apps Alliance Members Spinnakr and CMP.LY Brief Consumer Advocates in “App 101” Session

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2012) – Today, two Application Developers Alliance members briefed consumer privacy advocates about how mobile apps work. Michael Mayernick, co-founder of Spinnakr, and Tom Chernaik, CEO of CMP.LY, participated in the “Apps 101” session, held as part of the ongoing multi-stakeholder meetings on mobile app privacy at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The session focused on the specifics of mobile app development, including business models, app monetization, and innovative ways apps are protecting consumer privacy.  

Apps Alliance Announces Nationwide Privacy Summit Series

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2012) The Application Developers Alliance announced today that it will kick off an 18 city App Developer Privacy Summit Series on June 4, 2012 in Austin, Tex. The series will feature panel discussions and topical roundtables to help app developers better understand the changing app privacy landscape and will give developers a voice in the ongoing dialogue.